I was a juror in a case where a man was accused of attacking a cop who had pulled him over for a traffic violation. We convicted him because his story wasn’t believable for a number of reasons, one of which was his claim that the cop attacked him out of the blue without provocation. That just seemed unlikely.
I wonder how we would have felt if we’d seen this video before the trial:
The officer claims he was arresting the cyclist for disorderly conduct in blocking traffic, which might be true, but he also claims the cyclist deliberately drove into him and knocked them both to the ground, so I don’t think he’s believable.
(On the other hand, if I was stuck behind such an annoying buch of cyclists, I’d probably be cheering on the cop to kick his ass.)